Earlier this summer, I got an iPad. My husband uses his iPad mostly to interact with friends on social networks and to read books with the Kindle application. I use my iPad to read magazines and do research for my blog. Why we have two is because an iPad is designed to be a personal device where you put your own content and subscribe to the content that interests you. we tried to share one and it was not practical. Plus, we would often want to use it at the same time.
Reading Magazines on the iPad
I read many international magazines. By subscribing to the digital version with Zinio, I save trees, I could save money (the price varies a lot from one publication to the next) but more important for an editor, I get fresher news. I just read the October 2010 issue of Living etc. It’s a huge advantage since the October print version of Living etc will hit the stores in Montreal in about month and a half. Finally, I save time since I do not need to wait in line to grab my magazines every month.
I can also read the magazine on my computer; Zinio supports Mac and PC. The nicer experience is definitely on the iPad. Once you downloaded an issue, you do not need to be connected to the Web to read the magazines. Therefore, it means that I can read the magazines anytime and anywhere.
So far, I went all digital for reading Dwell, Garden Design, Living etc, Martha Stewart Living, Saveur and Style at Home. I plan to add new ones as they become available.